I've been all over the map on my path to upgrade my Dahon Boardwalk S1 in the hopes of finding something would would serve all of my anticipated needs (the more I shop, the longer that list grows!).
I've given up on that and decided to stick with my original motivator: I love my Boardwalk S1, but I want something lighter. So, I've decided to replace it with another single-speed folder of similar design, but lighter and stiffer. If I do follow through with my long-term plans of mountainous touring I'll just suck it up and buy a Bike Friday NWT for that purpose when the time comes.
I'm considering several options:
1) Dahon Mu Uno
Comment: AFAIK, this is the lightest and most compact option.
2) Dahon Speed Uno
Comment: a great value
3) Tern Verge Duo
Comment: actually a two-speed, but the same basic form factor. Kinda pricey at $1k, but I'm definitely intrigued.
4) Tern Link Uno
Comment: an appealing feature of this bike is that it will be carried by REI, and there's one not too far from me. That said, I think these will all be close enough to the fit of my Boardwalk S1 that I'm not too worried about fit and would be comfortable ordering from ThorUSA without a test ride.
Any strong opinions out there?